I THINK the British & Irish Cup campaign so far has been really positive for Worcester Warriors.

We have won all three games and the players who have had the opportunity to play in the competition have done really well.

Worcester players who have been performing in the ‘A’ League side have been rewarded with a spot in the first team.

I think it’s refreshing that they have been given their opportunities and it gave the players who had been involved in the Championship matches the chance to get a well-deserved rest.

For our squad it’s key that we develop some depth and give the younger guys a chance at the higher level to get a bit of healthy competition.

They have been playing well and executing their drills in the matches and there have been a few stand-out players who will soon be knocking on the door for the first team.

Jean-Baptiste Bruzulier needs to take a lot of credit, especially taking on the role of captain, and I think Dean Hammond has been putting his hand up too at 12, 13 and on the wing.

In the game against Moseley, which we won 39-0 last Saturday, it was important that Ryan Mills played some rugby after a serious knee injury and it was good to see him on the pitch.

It’s been a useful three games but now we switch our focus back to the Championship game against Bedford Blues on Friday week.

We will have a few days off and then get back to it on Monday morning.

The training will be full-on because we have got three Championship games followed by three more in the B&I Cup.

We would like to come away with some good results and keep the ball rolling by building on our results so far.

Personally, I am looking forward to getting back on it after a few weeks off. I am raring to go again and my body feels fine.

Before that, however, is the Championship XV match against Canada at Sixways on Sunday.

Our own lock James Percival is the captain but Jonny Arr and Ryan Bower have also been called up into the squad.

It will be a challenge for the players but a great chance to play international rugby against a growing team from Canada.

The Canadians are a bit of a rough diamond at the moment but they will be a force to be reckoned with in future years.

For those that have been called up, it’s a great honour and everyone at the club is looking forward to watching them.